A Joia da Coroa is a stylish one bedroom cottage nestled in the hills just outside Santo Estevao ,near Tavira. It is a great place to unwind either summer or winter , all amenities are the exclusive use of the cottage and are not shared by anyone else. They include a swimming pool, hot tub ,a large garden which is punctuated by a variety of trees, olives, citrus , almond and fig. There is pergola under which are two hammocks for really relaxing , and area where boules and badminton can be played. The cottage has free wifi, a woodburner for cosy winter nights and Internet tv which provides the very latest films, box sets, sports channels and regular tv channels.You enter the cottage via a side door into the airy good size kitchen . The kitchen is fitted with granite work surfaces and modern appliances, a fridge/freezer,washing machine, cooker and hob and a Nespress coffee machine. There is a table and chairs for eating and a small wood burner . From the kitchen is the hallway which leads to a fully tiled modern shower room.Further along the hallway is the bright high ceilinged living room which is tastefully furnished and has good views of the garden and beyond , great for watching the sunrise.. The bedroom has a king size bed , air conditioning and a small ensuite cloakroom.Immediately outside the living room is a sitting area good for morning coffee and afternoon shade. Other outdoor space includes a barbecue and pizza oven area , a shaded seating and eating area, the pool with loungers and more seating/eating area, a decked area with the hot tub which has views of the sea.
Currently we use a transfer company that charges 35 euros each way from the airport and local trips to Tavira or Fuseta would cost approx. 14 euros, so,if you don't want the worry of hiring a car this could be an alternative. Within walking distance is the village of Santo Estevao and has a couple of cafes, a restaurant, pharmacy and min supermarket. Slightly closer to the cottage is the hamlet of Butoque where you can find a couple of bars and a mini supermarket.